Posts Tagged ‘ Rick Santorum ’

Santorum drops out of presidential race

April 10, 2012
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Washington Post    

"Rick Santorum announced Tuesday that he is suspending his presidential campaign, all but bringing to a close the 2012 GOP presidential contest and effectively handing the nomination to Mitt Romney. ... The former Pennsylvania senator had been Romney’s top opponent, but he suffered a trio of defeats last week in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia, and over the weekend his daughter, Bella, was hospitalized for the second time this campaign due to complications from a rare genetic disorder." (04/10/12)

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Santorum: “Bullshit;” Palin: “Welcome to my world”

March 27, 2012
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CNN    

"Sarah Palin heaped praise on Rick Santorum after the Republican presidential candidate accused a reporter of 'bulls[hit]' questioning over the weekend. The former 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate said the exchange showed strength. ... 'I was like welcome to my world Rick. And good on ya, don't retreat.'" (03/27/12)

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LA: Santorum wins GOP primary

March 25, 2012
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MSNBC    

"Rick Santorum’s campaign netted a victory Saturday night in Louisiana, where he won that state’s GOP primary by a significant margin. The win sparks hope of a campaign rebound, following Santorum’s lopsided losses to Mitt Romney in the Illinois and Puerto Rico primaries. The former Massachusetts governor finished second and Newt Gingrich third in Saturday's contest." (03/24/12)

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President Santorum: American Sex Police Commander in Chief

March 18, 2012
posted by

Timothy J. Taylor Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor  

"I suppose it was inevitable that sooner or later Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum would come around to start harping on the horrible social 'problem' of pornography in our society. He just can’t help himself." (03/18/12)

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Hillary in a sweater vest?

March 14, 2012
posted by

Cato Institute Cato Institute
by David Boaz  

"To the casual observer no two politicians could be more different than Hillary Clinton and Rick Santorum -- the career woman who calls herself a 'government junkie' and the 'true conservative' whose wife home-schools their seven children. But look a little closer, and you'll find some surprising similarities." (03/09/12)

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GOP primaries: Santorum wins Alabama, Mississippi

March 13, 2012
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Los Angeles Times    

"Rick Santorum has won the Mississippi GOP presidential primary, according to an Associated Press projection, following his earlier triumph in neighboring Alabama on Tuesday. ... final results in both states appeared to be as close as advertised. Since both states divvy up their delegates proportionally, neither of the three leading candidates is likely to emerge with much of a delegate advantage." (03/13/12)

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Voters begin to realize Santorum believes every deranged word he says

March 6, 2012
posted by

The Onion
by staff  

"As Rick Santorum has emerged to become Mitt Romney's leading opponent for the Republican presidential nomination, the American electorate said Monday it had slowly begun to realize that the former Pennsylvania senator sincerely believes every deranged word that exits his mouth." (03/05/12)

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Rule of thumb: If it makes Santorum sick, it’s probably good for liberty

February 28, 2012
posted by

The Liberty Papers
by Stephen Littau  

"One of the more distressing things for me concerning this 2012 campaign is the religious test being imposed on some of the candidates by the voters and encouraged by other candidates. There are at least some voters who will not support Mitt Romney under any circumstances because he is a Mormon. Once upon a time, the idea of a Catholic being president was just as much of a scandal but today very few non-Catholics would consider this a deal breaker. Ironically devout Catholic Rick Santorum, one candidate who benefits from fellow Catholic JFK’s election 52 years ago, says that when he heard JFK’s famous separation of church and state speech he 'almost threw up.'" (02/27/12)

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Separation of church and state makes Santorum vomit

February 27, 2012
posted by

Classically Liberal
by CLS  

"The way the media has covered the religious debate in God's Own Party (GOP) plays to Santorum's advantage. Now, I don't think it much matters if the Republicans win or the Democrats win. They both are in a race to see which disgusts me most. But, I do know most media employees tend to be Democrats and would rather see Obama win than any Republican. Given that I don't believe the bulk of independent voters will support someone as noxious as Santorum, media coverage of the GOP is helping Obama." (02/26/12)

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Rick Santorum: Mr. Biblical for president, part 2

February 23, 2012
posted by

Timothy J. Taylor Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor  

"My last post discussed the numerous reasons supporting my conclusion that Rick Santorum personifies the term 'religious bigot,' and why his criticism of President Obama for leading America based on a so-called theology different from that in the Bible, amounts to clear evidence of his own intent if elected president to govern us by his Catholic Biblical theology. Today, I will demonstrate once and for all, from the candidates own mouth, the fundamental irrationality within the mind of Rick Santorum, Mr. Biblical, and why, if nominated by the Republican Party, Barrack Obama is virtually certain to win the general election." (02/23/12)

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Is Obama’s America God’s country?

February 21, 2012
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The American Conservative The American Conservative
by Patrick J. Buchanan  

"Santorum is undeniably taking an immense gamble here. First, he is wagering that by emphasizing his moral, social and cultural conservatism, he can trump Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital job-creator card. Second, he is wagering that Obama, with his latest attempt to impose secular values on Catholic institutions, can be portrayed as possessed of an 'overt hostility to faith in America.' Third, he is wagering that he has the rhetorical and political skills to make this case to the nation through the prism of a hostile media." (02/20/12)

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Between the devil and the deep blue Santorum

February 15, 2012
posted by

JD Tuccille Disloyal Opposition
by JD Tuccille  

"The list of presidential candidates over whom I’d prefer Barack Obama is a short one, indeed. I’ll admit that I never had high expectations for old Barry — honestly, how could anybody? ... But, even so, Obama remains ... less horrendous than some people who want to be president. I’m looking at you, Rick Santorum, you liberty-hating, authoritarian freak." (02/14/12)

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Could a Santorum nomination bring about a libertarian renaissance in the GOP?

February 12, 2012
posted by

The Liberty Papers
by Stephen Littau  

"Though I supported Ron Paul in the caucus and encourage everyone to do likewise, I doubt he has a realistic chance of winning in 2012 (I hope I’m wrong). In the likely event that Paul does not win the nomination, my next move is to support the Libertarian Party nominee (who will probably be Gary Johnson, my preferred choice to begin with). IF a Santorum nomination lead to a purging of the socialcons, and a resurgence of libertarian, small government principles then I would say that in the long run Santorum’s nomination victory/general election defeat would be worth it." (02/09/12)

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Why Rick Santorum connects with the heartland

February 12, 2012
posted by

Hawaii Reporter
by Christopher Adamo  

"In a Republican primary season frequently marked by these fierce collective efforts to destroy any presumed obstacle to Romney’s inevitability, the ongoing struggle of grassroots conservatives to promote an alternative has been both an enigma to the network anchors and a thorn in the side of the Republican establishment. Yet ultimately it is a shining hope for those on 'Main Street.' They soundly reject the notion that their nation’s future is forever subject to the whims of morally bankrupt power brokers from inside the Beltway." (02/10/12)

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GOP nomination race: Santorum sweeps Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado

February 8, 2012
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CBS News    

"Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum swept the nominating contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado Tuesday night, putting him back in contention for the GOP nomination. Santorum now has four victories under his belt in the GOP race, more than any other candidate. His new standing stalls Mitt Romney's earlier momentum and gives Santorum grounds to argue that he -- not Newt Gingrich -- is the best conservative alternative to Romney." (02/08/12)

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Florida: Romney wins GOP primary with 47%

January 31, 2012
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Melbourn Herald Sun [Australia]    

"Mitt Romney has won the Republican primary in Florida .... Returns from nearly half of Florida's precincts showed Mr Romney with 47 per cent of the vote, to Mr Gingrich's 31 per cent. ... Two other candidates, former senator Rick Santorum and congressman Ron Paul, remain in the race, but they conceded Florida to their rivals and remain longshots for the nomination. Mr Santorum had 13 per cent and Mr Paul 7 per cent." (02/01/12)

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Rick Santorum, Washington insider

January 19, 2012
posted by

Our Future
by Terrance Heath  

"Now that Romney's narrow victory in Iowa has vanished -- transformed into a virtual tie, thanks to a 34-point Santorum lead combined with missing precincts and other irregularities -- we can probably expect more attacks on Santorum. ... The label that may undermine Santorum with Republican primary voters isn't 'extremist.' It's 'Washington insider.'" (01/19/12)

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Rick Santorum is not as pro-family as he would have us believe

January 11, 2012
posted by

The Liberty Papers
by Stephen Littau  

"If someone were to pose the question: 'Among the candidates running for president, who would you say describes himself as the most 'pro-family?'' I suspect that most people would say Rick Santorum and for good reason. To Santorum, the decline of the traditional, nuclear family is the root cause for every problem facing America right now. Even (perhaps especially) individual rights take a back seat to his family values." (01/10/12)

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The exact instant the Santorum “surge” ended …

January 8, 2012
posted by

Thomas L. Knapp KN@PPSTER
by Thomas L. Knapp  

"Within the lifetimes of most people my age (45), same-sex marriage will not only have been fully legally implemented by all 50 states and recognized by the federal government for tax purposes and such, but advocacy of turning back the clock on the matter will enjoy (and rightfully so) the same political cachet and public support as proposals to re-institute segregation of public water fountains by race or to accord US Senators the privilege of jus primae noctis in their home states." (01/08/12)

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Rick Santorum: Republican candidate for Religious Bigot in Chief

January 8, 2012
posted by

Timothy J. Taylor Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor  

"Calling Rick Santorum an ultra-right-wing religious extremist is putting it mildly. Next to him, statist tyrants like Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich seem like timid moderates. That being the case, I don’t envision Santorum coming close to capturing the Republican Party nomination, much less the presidency, but stranger things have happened in the course of history." (01/05/12)

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Santorum’s big-government conservatism

January 5, 2012
posted by

Michael D. Tanner Cato Institute
by Michael D. Tanner  

"There is no doubt that Santorum is deeply conservative on social issues. ... At the same time, on economic and size-of-government issues, Santorum’s record is much weaker. In fact, Eric Erickson of Red State refers to Santorum as a 'pro-life statist.'" (01/04/12

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=13978  

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IA: Photo finish for Santorum, Romney; Paul in third with 21%

January 3, 2012
posted by

   

In a rare departure from our blurb-and-link practice (since there's no definitive story TO link to yet), I'll just throw out the situation as of RRND/FND "press time" (coming up on 11pm Central): Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney lead the Iowa GOP caucus with about 25% of the vote each, trading places by as little as a dozen votes as precincts roll in. Ron Paul, who shared the lead with Santorum in early returns, seems to be holding stead in third at 21%. I'm sure we'll see loads of analysis tomorrow! - TLK

 

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Rick Santorum, the anti-libertarian

January 3, 2012
posted by

The Liberty Papers
by Stephen Littau  

"Until Rick Santorum’s recent surge in the polls, I didn’t consider him much more than a nuisance. ... I didn’t think he was as realistic of a threat as say Rick Perry or Newt Gingrich. The best way to approach Santorum was to ignore him and not give him the attention he desperately craved. But since Santorum is polling in the top three in Iowa, I think it’s time use his own words to illustrate why he is the most anti-liberty candidate in the race." (01/02/12)

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Iowa caucus predictions

January 2, 2012
posted by

Thomas L. Knapp KN@PPSTER
by Thomas L. Knapp  

"The RealClearPolitics polling averages for the last 10 days show Mitt Romney and Ron Paul in tight -- within 1.1% of each other and closing in around 20% each -- and Paul gaining (with Rick Santorum surging up toward them). That can only be bad news for Romney." (01/02/12)

http://knappster.blogspot.com/2012/01/iowa-caucus-predictions.html  

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GOP presidential candidates debate for seventh time

October 11, 2011
posted by

News Digests Wire    

"Dartmouth University hosted the seventh debate of the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nomination contest. Participants included Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum." (10/11/11)

http://wire.news-digests.com/archives/43  

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